Mangia Italiana open Super Bowl Sunday
Mangia Italiana will be open Super Bowl Sunday and will have pizzas available for pre-order. The restaurant, which is usually closed Sundays, will be open from 3 to 6 p.m. The restaurant will also have its meatball chunks, Italian sausage and pepper chunks and spinach and artichoke dip available for pickup. To place an order or for more information, call 402-614-0600. Mangia is at 6516 Irvington Rd.
Boiler Room closed for winter break
The Boiler Room is closed for its annual winter break, from Jan. 27-Feb. 2. Staff members are on a trip to New Orleans to visit restaurants, coffee roasters, bartenders and winemakers. The restaurant will reopen Monday. For more information or to make a reservation, call 402-916-9274.
Humane Society hosting seminar on food prep for pets
An upcoming seminar hosted by the Humane Society of the United States focuses on animal welfare and food choices. Attendees will learn more about preparing food that adheres to higher animal welfare standards. The event includes a locally sourced, gourmet buffet lunch.
Featured speakers include Clayton Chapman, chef and owner of The Grey Plume; Brian O’Malley, an instructor and chef at the Metropolitan Community College Institute for the Culinary Arts; Kevin Fulton who runs Fulton Farms; and Jim Knopik of North Star Neighbors.
The event takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Saturday, Feb. 8, at the MCC Institute for the Culinary Arts Swanson Conference Center, 5300 N. 30th St. The seminar is free for humane society members and $25 for the general public. For more information or to register for the event, visit action.humanesociety.org.
Bourbon focus of tasting event
Bourbon is the focus of an upcoming tasting at Wine 121.
Seven bourbons are part of the event, which takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday. Guests will have the chance to sample a number of barrel aged spirits, including Henry McKenna Single Barrel Bourbon, Bernheim Wheat Whiskey, Elijah Craig 12 Year Old Bourbon, Triple Crown Rye, Barley & Corn Whiskey, Rod & Rifle American Blended Whiskey, Rod & Rifle Straight Bourbon Whiskey and Evan Williams 1783 Bourbon. The tastings will be accompanied by an array of appetizers, and the event is $20 per person, not including tax. All the whiskeys will be on sale that evening for special prices.
For more information, call 402-934-8466. Wine 121 is at 12100 W Center Rd.
Beer dinner at Finicky Frank’s
Finicky Frank’s is having a beer dinner Friday in partnership with Cannonball Wine Company. The dinner will be $45 a person before tax or tip. Dave Zinni of Cannonball will be on site starting at 6 p.m.
For more information or to make a reservation, call 402-451-5555.